How Can We Increase Our Love With Prophet Muhammad – Things To Increase Love With Prophet
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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The question is, how do we love him? How do we love him? How do we translate everything that we know into something that we do and something that we feel. So we have to start increasing the love for what we have for him la Salatu was Salam so that it didn't contribs displace other love.
So again, it's nothing that's going to happen immediately instantly. But it's a process and it's a struggle but the more that you have this His love, the less that you're going to have of that other human love. Right? And no one is asking you to stop loving humanity stop loving people stop loving your family. We're just saying have more of the love for Muhammad Allah His Salatu was Salam. So the first thing that should be done is to follow him
follow him okay even if that love is not entirely there you push yourself to follow Him. Allah is Salatu was Sinha and it will reach up again he says in nama that Tim will muhabba to be da Gama cada to Allah for income to pay boon, Allah factory only become Allah. He says, Love is only fulfilled through obedience is only completed through obedience, as Allah said, Say If you love Allah, then follow me on Allah will love you.
So it's all tied to love following Muhammad Ali's Salatu was Salam. So you say I want to love Him more. What's the first thing that I should do? Follow him.
Follow him in big and small matters, follow him. Because the more that you follow that practice, will open doors of love for you, will push you closer to him to how he lived and what he said and how we slept and woke up all of these things. You'll start behaving like him, moving like him, talking like him. And that will make you love him more. So the more that you obey, and listen, the more that you surrender to what he said, the more that you will have Muhammad Ali he or Salatu was.
The second thing is to learn more about him
to study his life.
And to frankly me to be honest, we don't really know Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam now, really now? Well, we know certain things about him, here and there. Sometimes it's very superficial.
But if someone were to ask you, do you know him at a Salatu was Salam, like do you know two things here? Do you know his life in detail, his biography,
how what he lived, how we lived, what he went through the struggles,
the battles, the sacrifices, so his biography, do you know it in detail?
So if you don't know him, how will you love him?
Right? Doesn't that make sense? How could you love someone that you don't know
is that that's the first thing we need to study his life and his salatu salam. The second is we need to read his wisdom and words.
So again, how can you love him at a salatu salam, well have not listened to him. So you don't read the Hadith. You don't have a book of Hadith.
You don't understand what he said, You don't appreciate his wisdom. You don't know what he said about A, B, C and D. So your distance in terms of details of his life distant in terms of his wisdom, how could you love Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. So we need to fill that gap with studying his life and studying his sayings, the Hadith, the more that you read his Hadith, the more that you will get connected to him. If you've closer to Him, be able to quote what he said. And it will influence your mind and will influence your heart and then you will start to also change because of it. And then you will start to love him Alayhi Salatu was Sinha
the third thing is asking for it because this is something
that is a gift from him. Subhana wa Tada. This is this is an honor. Loving Allah and loving the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is an honor. So as with that love, and ask for ways to attain it, and ask for ways for it to be preserved. So do ah, and also salah, and salam upon the Prophet alayhi wa Salatu was Salam.
And he said Allah He Salatu was Salam. As a motivation for us, mon Salah Allah Yahweh Haider. So Allahu alayhi, Ashura, the one who says Salah wants for me, Allah says Salah 10 times for him. So if you say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
how many times as Allah says Allah for you 10 times and Salah is praise and elevation. Then when you say your Allah, give Salah to Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam means elevate them. And if Allah does that to you, Allah is elevating you
So the more that you do it to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, the more that you get from Allah, but it also keeps you connected to himself. On his Salatu was Salam, you keep mentioning his name. And the more that you mentioned someone's name and you feel close to him, the more that you will end up loving him be in Allah.
There are a couple of Hadith here that we will talk about when it comes to seeing some salons and upon the Prophet alayhi salatu salam. So I'll come to them in sha Allah, but before that, but just briefly
talk about what it means to love him.
What loving him means
even even if we're not at that level, but we are striving, what it means is that you want to be completely like him.
You want to copy everything that he has done. And you know that he presents the best guidance and example, no other human has that status. And you shouldn't give any other human being that status. So the words of Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam are the ones that are always accurate. No other scholar that comes after achieves that status, and no other human being living today, whether they are Muslim or non Muslim should ever be awarded that status. But only Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. Everything that he has done big and small, are things that take you and lead you to Allah azza wa jal, so appreciate him as the best guidance giver. So if he tells you to do something, even
if it goes against what you like, you take it
and if he tells you to avoid something that you like, you accept it from him, because you know that his choice is better than ours. Otherwise, our love for him is flawed and incomplete, then we love ourselves more. So loving him means to be like him. And there is no by the way, there is no minor sunnah. Or big sunnah. There is no if you love Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. You're now going to filter the Sunnah based on what is this an obligation? Or is this only recommended? Because sunnah could be an obligation as well, right? I know that stuff, different terminology. But I'm using sunnah here to mean his example. So as an example, sometimes could be an obligation. And his because
example sometimes could be only recommended. So they said something about the Sahaba, which is really curious, which is different than what we do today. Is that when they receive something from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, they don't ask for it. Is this an obligation or a recommended act?
Because what do you mean, when you're asking, Is this a, an obligation or a recommended act? What you're implying?
Should I do it? That's the question like, do I have to do this? Is this an obligation because somebody tells you Nobody said, Okay, it's an obligation that I have no choice? What if they say it's only recommended? What's the reaction?
I don't have to do it. Right. So they didn't ask that. If the Prophet did something, they do it. And only when they fail, that I won't be able to.
Is this an obligation or is it recommended? Then they get their answer, but their attitude the default position is what? He did it, I'll do it. That's love. That's emulation. Alright, that's appreciating his guidance, could not investigate and tell him Do you know, do I have to do it? Do I really have to do it? Why did he ask you to do it? Why did he recommend it unless that it is to your own benefit? So that's what it means there's nothing called minor or small sin